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Post#1 Blazer @ Wolves
Sat Jan 5, 2013 12:23 pm by theGreatRC

The Wolves gamethreads don't deserve pictures until we seriously get in the playoff hunt..not this "8th seed by a percentage point" BS.

I know many aren't going to watch this game due to the Vikings, probably keep an eye on the score, but we can win this game and put us 2 games above .500 before Atlanta comes to town.

The Timberwolves (15-14) have dropped 18 of the last 20 meetings with the Trail Blazers, while going 2-11 with Love, who is averaging 17.8 points and 10.7 rebounds.
That trend continued Nov. 23, when Love had 24 points and 13 boards in a 103-95 loss at Portland. He had 29 and 16 to spur a 106-94 victory in the most recent home meeting March 7, ending Minnesota's eight-game slide there in the series.


IMO, the key to winning is containing their back court and if Rubio is back, he is our best defender and can stick with Lillard (BTW, I love him as a player and his game..he's the only Blazer I like.)

Anyway -- Love and Rubio aren't on the injury list. So they're most likely game time decisions. Will keep this thread updated with their status unless someone gets to it first.
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Post#2 Re: Blazer @ Wolves
Sat Jan 5, 2013 12:50 pm by [RCG]

Go Pack Go!
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Post#3 Re: Blazer @ Wolves
Sat Jan 5, 2013 12:51 pm by Bittertown

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No Rubio, no Love tonight vs blazers


... This is getting really annoying. So many missed game from our key players.
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Post#4 Re: Blazer @ Wolves
Sat Jan 5, 2013 1:01 pm by atb1983

oh no rubio ????
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Post#5 Re: Blazer @ Wolves
Sat Jan 5, 2013 1:05 pm by theGreatRC

Are you freaking kidding me? This is ridiculous
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Post#6 Re: Blazer @ Wolves
Sat Jan 5, 2013 1:07 pm by eyeteeth

This could be the beginning of a really bad situation if Rubio doesn't come back soon. I'm not sure how much I buy into the "back spasms" line.

Love being out doesn't surprise me. That hand will take a week or so to get better at least. A shame, because he was looking decent in parts of the Denver game before he went out.

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Rubio doing a hard workout on the court with Terry Porter after shootaround so there doesn't appear to be reason to think back is serious


This helps my piece of mind.
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Post#7 Re: Blazer @ Wolves
Sat Jan 5, 2013 1:25 pm by Klomp

Bittertown wrote:Jerry Zgoda ‏@JerryZgoda
No Rubio, no Love tonight vs blazers


... This is getting really annoying. So many missed game from our key players.

Letting people know they can stay home for the Vikings game and not feel bad.
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Post#8 Re: Blazer @ Wolves
Sat Jan 5, 2013 1:34 pm by [RCG]

We lose our pick if we tank, don't we?
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Post#9 Re: Blazer @ Wolves
Sat Jan 5, 2013 1:49 pm by C.lupus

[RCG] wrote:We lose our pick if we tank, don't we?

We'll lose a lot more than a pick. Tanking this season is a really stupid idea.



At this point neither Rubio or Love are close to 100% so I don't see it as being that detrimental tonight. It's not like they team isn't use to this.
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Post#10 Re: Blazer @ Wolves
Sat Jan 5, 2013 1:50 pm by Klomp

[RCG] wrote:We lose our pick if we tank, don't we?

No. That was last year. Only way we have no pick is if we're in the playoffs and Memphis isn't.
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Post#11 Re: Blazer @ Wolves
Sat Jan 5, 2013 2:04 pm by theGreatRC

The only good thing I can think of is that we have played better without Love and we're used to playing without Rubio and we are still a +.500 team, so i'm not TOO worried, but the Blazers have been playing well as of late, with quality wins against Spurs, Nuggets, Knicks and Grizzlies last night..

They're on the tail end of a back-to-back and they are 6-11 on the road.
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Post#12 Re: Blazer @ Wolves
Sat Jan 5, 2013 2:21 pm by Jukeness

Just what Love needs, more ****ing time missed, more missed practices and missed games, how is he going to get back into his groove when he keeps missing time. He has to keep playing, and he needs to stop getting hurt so frequently.

Sucks that this game is on at the same time as the Vikes because Im for sure going to watch them instead except on commercials.
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Post#13 Re: Blazer @ Wolves
Sat Jan 5, 2013 2:44 pm by Dual

Bittertown wrote:Jerry Zgoda ‏@JerryZgoda
No Rubio, no Love tonight vs blazers


... This is getting really annoying. So many missed game from our key players.


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Post#14 Re: Blazer @ Wolves
Sat Jan 5, 2013 2:47 pm by shrink

I predict: shortest game thread in three years.
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Post#15 Re: Blazer @ Wolves
Sat Jan 5, 2013 2:58 pm by Dewey

Jukeness wrote:Just what Love needs, more ****ing time missed, more missed practices and missed games, how is he going to get back into his groove when he keeps missing time. He has to keep playing, and he needs to stop getting hurt so frequently.

Sucks that this game is on at the same time as the Vikes because Im for sure going to watch them instead except on commercials.


the problem is that Love obviously does no conditioning when his hand is hurt - has yet to get into game shape. You's swear its a leg injury thats keeping him from running and conditioning. He needs to stop worrying about his hand and start worrying about his fat body
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Post#16 Re: Blazer @ Wolves
Sat Jan 5, 2013 3:49 pm by Adenusi

At least now I don't have to bother tuning in and can go straight to watching the Vikings.
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Post#17 Re: Blazer @ Wolves
Sat Jan 5, 2013 3:52 pm by Murphs56

This is going to be ugly. But we're a better team without Kevin Love so :lol:
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Post#18 Re: Blazer @ Wolves
Sat Jan 5, 2013 5:16 pm by [RCG]

C.lupus wrote:
[RCG] wrote:We lose our pick if we tank, don't we?

We'll lose a lot more than a pick. Tanking this season is a really stupid idea.



At this point neither Rubio or Love are close to 100% so I don't see it as being that detrimental tonight. It's not like they team isn't use to this.


I'm not saying we should but at this point thats the vibe I'm getting from the team :(
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Post#19 Re: Blazer @ Wolves
Sat Jan 5, 2013 5:18 pm by Varejao17

Alexey Shved is gonna steal the show!!
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Post#20 Re: Blazer @ Wolves
Sat Jan 5, 2013 6:16 pm by Calinks

Love re-fractured his hand..... Why?

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Love re-fractured his third metacarpal in his right hand. Headed to see a specialist in New York. Will know prognosis then.
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